Island Gallery features internationally recognized artists
whose work take traditional art forms in exciting new directions
– wood furniture and sculpture created from Northwest
and exotic woods; museum quality textile art (batik, shibori,
ikat and other weavings exhibited as wall hangings and wearables);
wood fired ceramics from the finest potters in America and
Asia; and unique jewelry creations. More recently the Gallery
is pleased to exhibit the work of established and emerging
painters and print artists.
In business for 12 years, the Gallery moved to its new location
2 years ago, and is now located steps from the ferry and the
new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. One year ago it expanded
its space to be able to feature paintings and prints, showing
abstract and impressionistic landscapes and contemporary prints.
The Gallery also exhibits its collection at Sotheby’s
Realogics on Bainbridge Island.
The Gallery holds monthly exhibits opening on the First Friday
of the month, during Bainbridge Island’s Art Walk. On
First Fridays, the Gallery also features local area musicians
performing from a number of musical genres, including classical,
jazz, blues and rock. During the summer months, bands play
on the plaza in front of the gallery; during cooler months
musicians play in the Gallery. The exhibition and concert
schedules are included on the Gallery’s Home Page and
in Art Access.
The Gallery's owner, Susan Swannack-Nunn, has lived and worked
in Asia, in earlier years as a graduate student on a Fulbright
Fellowship in Chinese Studies, and later in a career with
the World Bank Group. She has a PhD from MIT and has been
an avid art collector since childhood. Now living in the Northwest,
she sees a natural synergy between wood fired ceramics and
beautiful wood of the Northwest, hand-woven and dyed textiles,
and paintings and prints inspired by Western landscapes.